"KTVU, virtual channel 2 (digital channel 44), is the Fox-affiliated television station serving the San Francisco Bay Area. Licensed to Oakland, California, the station has been owned by Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises since 1964, making it the largest Fox affiliate by market size that is not owned and operated by the network. KTVU's studio facilities are located in Oakland at Jack London Square, and its transmitter is located at Sutro Tower in San Francisco."
KTVU began as an independent station on March 3rd, 1958. For a brief time in the early 1980s, KTVU was a nationwide superstation, seen mostly on parent Cox's cable systems. However, KTVU left the national scene and merely became a regional superstation, seen on cable systems in northern California, Nevada, Oregon and to a lesser extent Utah. On October 9th, 1986, KTVU became a charter affiliate of the newly-created Fox Television Network.